"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
The students started their dystopia books, and I started meeting with them. They are jotting about the literary elements used by the author in order write a literary analysis about the book and how the author crafted it. I have suggested that the students bring in a second composition notebook, so they can record their jotting analysis as they read. This is highly suggested since the students will not receive a packet to work in. The students created a reading calendar to follow. The better their jots; the better our discussion about the books were. We had some wonderful discussions last week.
This week we will continue to review what the literary elements writers use to craft narratives as well as read to find them in short stories we read. We will compare the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson to its media interpretation this week. We also will start a new word study for their vocabulary books.
Thank you for all of your communication and support. I appreciate all that you do to help your child be successful.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com